The offers keep rolling in for one of the Peach State’s elite players in the Class of 2004.
Tucker running back Thomas Brown now has what looks like a “Who’s Who” of college football scholarship offers, according to coach Bill Ballard.
“He’s been officially offered in writing by Maryland, Georgia, Auburn, LSU, Michigan State, Michigan, Penn State, Virginia, Arkansas, Ohio State, Tennessee, Louisville, Middle Tennessee and Troy State,” Ballard said. “Everyone who has seen his film has offered him, to my knowledge. A few more just haven’t seen his film yet, but they’ll probably be on the list, too.
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“This is the busiest I’ve ever seen for this May recruiting period since it started. We’ve had 48 schools through here since the first of May, and everyone wants to see Thomas. We’ve got several good kids who are going to be recruited pretty hard, but he’s up there at the top of the list.”
As a junior, Brown (5-10, 185, 4.37) rushed for more than 1,500 yards while recording 2,200 all-purpose yards and 30 touchdowns. He’s the latest in a long line of star tailbacks at Tucker, including Patrick Pass and Jabari Davis.
“Every starting tailback who’s come through here the last 12-15 years has gone on to be a D-I kid,” Ballard said. “It’s been a pretty impressive run, and Thomas could be as good as any of them. He’s just got blazing speed and the ability to cut and make people miss. He’s a very exciting player.”
Is there a favorite in the chase for Brown?
“I think he’s open-minded, but the three that seem to come up most when he’s talking about it are Florida State, Maryland and Georgia,” Ballard said. “Florida State is the one school he really likes that hasn’t been through here yet.”
Brown plans to attend the Auburn 7-on-7 passing camp with his team, as well as the Furman camp in June. He’s still in the process of deciding which other schools he’ll make camp appearances or visit this summer.